1981–82 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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1981–82 Houston Cougars men's basketball
University of Houston classic logo.png
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #Not ranked
AP #Not ranked
1981–82 record 25–8 (11–5 SWC)
Head coach Guy Lewis
Assistant coach Terry Kirkpatrick
Assistant coach Don Schverak
Home arena Hofheinz Pavilion
Seasons
« 1980–81 1982–83 »

The 1981–82 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston in NCAA Division I competition in the 1981–82 season. This was the first of Houston's famous Phi Slama Jama teams, led by Rob Williams, Michael Young, Larry Micheaux, and future Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler. Another future Hall of Famer, Hakeem Olajuwon, played sparingly off the bench that season.

Houston, coached by Guy Lewis, played its home games in the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Texas, and was then a member of the Southwest Conference.

Roster[edit]

Name [1] # Position Height Weight Year Home Town High School
Benny Anders 32 Guard-Forward 6–5 188 Freshman Bernice, LA Bernice
Dan Bunce 50 Center 7–0 235 Sophomore (RS) Conroe, TX Conroe
David Bunce 52 Center 6–11 225 Junior Conroe, TX Conroe
Eric Davis 12 Guard 6–2 180 Senior Chicago, IL Amundsen
Eric Dickens 14 Guard 6–1 168 Freshman Houston, TX Madison
Clyde Drexler 22 Forward 6–6 205 Sophomore Houston, TX Sterling
Reid Gettys 44 Guard-Forward 6–6 190 Freshman Houston, TX Memorial
Larry Micheaux 40 Forward-Center 6–9 220 Junior Houston, TX Worthing
Akeem Olajuwon 34 Center 7–0 235 Freshman Lagos, Nigeria Muslim Teachers College
Gary Orsak 35 Forward 6–7 200 Freshman Alvin, Texas Alvin
Rodney Parker 10 Guard 6–0 200 Senior Houston, TX Davis
Dave Rose 24 Guard 6–3 185 Senior (RS) Houston, TX Northbrook/Dixie JC
Lynden Rose 00 Guard 6–3 175 Senior Nassau, Bahamas Jackson
Bryan Williams 54 Forward 6–7 215 Junior Inglewood, CA Palisades
Rob Williams 20 Guard 6–2 175 Junior Houston, TX Milby
Michael Young 42 Forward 6–6 210 Sophomore Houston, TX Yates

Regular season[edit]

NCAA tournament[edit]

  • Midwest
    • Houston 94, Alcorn State 84
    • Houston 74, Tulsa 78
    • Houston 79, Missouri 78
    • Houston 99, Boston College 92
  • Final Four
    • North Carolina 68, Houston 63[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Player Round Pick NBA club
1982 Rob Williams 1 19 Denver Nuggets
1982 Lynden Rose 6 136 Los Angeles Lakers
1983 Clyde Drexler 1 14 Portland Trail Blazers
1983 Larry Micheaux 2 29 Chicago Bulls
1984 Akeem Olajuwon 1 1 Houston Rockets
1983 Michael Young 1 24 Boston Celtics
1985 Reid Gettys 5 103 Chicago Bulls

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